Open Call For Iranian and Bangladeshi Artists

Exchange Program (Iran – Bangladesh)
1-31 July, 2016 – Tehran
7 January – 7 February , 2017 – Dhaka

Application Deadline
10 May, 2016

Pathshala and Kooshk Residency present the first round of exchange program between Tehran and Dhaka for two Bangladeshi and two Iranian visual artists. This exchange program exists out of two parts. The first part is held from 1-31 July, 2016 in Tehran, Iran.

In this residency, the Bangladeshi artists have the opportunity to work in Tehran, Iran and collaborate with the Iranian artists. During this time, the space will be open to a local public of artists, students, and art critics. The program will end with a presentation and a panel discussion.

The second part will be held from 7 January till 7 February, 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The same Bangladeshi and Iranian artists will participate in the second part. There will be a presentation and a panel discussion at the end as well. The application is open for visual artists from Bangladesh and Iran, interested in site-specific practices and the socio-cultural context of Bangladesh and Iran. Applicants have to be interested in exchanging ideas and consider the participation in both parts of the projects. Applicants will be evaluated by a committee of the organizers mentioned above and will be informed by e-mail.

For the Iranian artists, accommodation and studio space for one month in Dhaka will be provided by Pathshala, and the artists themselves will be in position to cover the expenses for airfare, insurance, medical coverage for the duration of the program, any visa fee which should be incurred and the living expenses such as travel and food. As this side of program in Dhaka will be simultaneous by Chobimela Festival , Iranian artists will be present there and will have their open studio works watched by a wide audience.

Program for the Bangladeshi artists includes: accommodation (a room to share for two people) and studio space for period of their stay in Tehran that will be provided by Kooshk Residency.

 

How to apply

Artists can apply by filling the online form at www.kooshkresidency.com/application-form. Hardcopy and email submissions are not accepted.
Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.
Inquire here with any questions: info@kooshkresidency.com.